Monday, November 9, 2020

Book Review: NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls

 About the Bible:

Created especially for girls ages 8 to 12, this beautiful Bible, sticker sheets and coloring pencil set provides the tools for young artists to express themselves. Girls will get creative through coloring and journaling in the NIV Beautiful Word™ Coloring Bible for Girls. Included are pencils to color, blend and shade the detailed line art surrounding hundreds of inspiring verses. This Bible gift set is perfect for the special young girl in your life and will become a cherished keepsake full of personalized creative expressions of faith.

Features include:

  • Complete text of the accurate, readable and clear New International Version (NIV)
  • Over 600 verses illustrated in ready-to-color line art
  • Four colored pencils
  • Six sheets of stickers designed for girls
  • Thick white paper for writing and doodling
  • Lined, wide margins for notes and reflections
  • Satin ribbon marker
  • Beautifully debossed and screen-printed cover
  • Exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® typeface in a readable 8-point print size

Learn more about the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls and purchase from Zondervan or Christian Book.

My Thoughts:

The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls has all the attributes I have come to expect from the Beautiful Word line – an attractive cover, a sturdy feel, convenience, plentiful illustrations, and a reliable translation.

About the Bible: The Teal Leathersoft Over Board cover is attractive, modern, and likely to appeal to girls. The built-in bookmark makes it simple to find one’s place. The lay-flat binding allows the pages to open fully for coloring. Included in this gift pack, are four colored pencils: red, yellow, blue, and purple. A few more colors would have been nice, but there also sticker pages and tips for Bible art journaling.

About the Illustrations: The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls boasts over 600 verses illustrated in ready-to-color line art. The illustrations offer variety: flowers, items, shapes, lettering, and plenty more. The pages without illustrations are lined for taking notes or jotting down thoughts.

About the NIV version: A thorough preface addresses why the NIV version was chosen, the revisions that have occurred since the original product, the translation philosophy, and the formatting. I like that the translation has been updated to become more gender-inclusive. For example, Genesis 1:27 reads: “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

While there are footnotes that provide clarity on the text, the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls does not include any commentary or devotions. I especially like this because the Bible is intended for young people. Not having the commentary allows the girl to focus on the text and omits the denominational/societal biases that sometimes accompany commentaries. 

Final Thoughts: The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls is a gorgeous Bible suitable for tweens and up. I plan to pass this on to my daughter when she is older, but I might have to acquire one for myself!

Disclosure of Material Connection: Many thanks to Telling Ministries LLC and HCCP for providing this product/product information for review.  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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